Ultradian Hormone Diagnostics
Horizon 2020

Milestone Update: Steroid Hormone Analyses started

The Ultradian Platform for Metabolomics at the University of Bergen has completed the development of the 3rd Generation Steroid Hormone Assay.

Figure. 24-hour profile of 18OH-cortisol in microdialysate sampled from subcutaneous abdominal fat tissue in a healthy individual.

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As of March 2018, we are in full production mode analyzing microdialysate samples collected from the clinical studies. This is an important milestone in Ultradian project.


The steroid assay is based on liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The method is able to determine hormones at very low levels in just 10 µL sample in a high-throughput setting. A wide range av mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids and androgen steroids can be quantified.